cuff
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cuff(
kuhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (end of sleeve)
a. el puño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Arnold was unaware that he had a glob of ketchup on the cuff of his white shirt.Arnold no se dio cuenta de que tenía un pegote de kétchup en el puño de su camisa blanca.
2. (fold of pant leg) (Australia)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cuff can help to protect the pants from wear.La vuelta puede ayudar a proteger los pantalones del uso.
3. (medicine)
a. el brazalete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nurse put the cuff around my arm to take my blood pressure.La enfermera me puso el brazalete en el brazo para tomarme la presión.
4. (blow)
a. la bofetada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brooke gave Shelley a cuff for no apparent reason.Brooke le dio una bofetada a Shelley de la nada.
b. el cachete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My girlfriend gave me a cuff and said, "You are so stubborn sometimes."Mi novia me dio un cachete y me dijo, "A veces eres tan terco".
c. el coscorrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't hit him! It was just a cuff on the back of the head.¡No le pegué! Fue tan solo un coscorrón en la parte de atrás de la cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to put handcuffs on)
a. esposar
Cuff the suspect and take him to the station.Esposen al sospechoso y llévenlo a la estación.
6. (to strike)
a. abofetear
Guille cuffed his brother and told him to toughen up.Guille abofeteó a su hermano y le dijo que se aguantara.
cuffs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(restraints)
a. las esposas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Much to Gonzalo's surprise, there was a man in cuffs in the trunk of his rental car.Para la sorpresa de Gonzalo, había un hombre con esposas en la cajuela de su carro alquilado.
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cuff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (blow)
a. el cachete m, cate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (hit)
a. dar un sopapo or
b. una cachetada a
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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cuff [kʌf]
noun
[of sleeve] puño (m); (US) [of trousers] vuelta (f);cuffs (handcuffs) esposas (f)
off the cuff (as adv) de improviso; (as adj) improvisado
cuff [kʌf]
noun
bofetada (f)
transitive verb
abofetear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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